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ACHIEVEMENTS AFTERNOON | TUITION CLUB ONLINE CLOSED FOR APRIL HALF-TERM!

Last Friday was the end of Term 2 at Tuition Club Online and to celebrate the achievements of our online students, we held a ceremony online.

During the online assembly, we shared the wonderful work that our online students had completed with parents and tutors.

We presented and showcased the various work that the children had produced and had a few student speeches.

The students had the opportunity to see the achievements made by different age groups.

We therefore recognise the importance of engaging students and giving them a platform for public speaking.

As a result, we have seen the students build confidence and strengthen oral communication skills which has been a delight to see.

Students were rewarded for their exceptional efforts and were presented with certificates and gifts.

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Telling the Time to the Minute and Hour

Our age 6-7 online students have been learning how to tell the time to the nearest minute and hour on an analogue clock.

Knowing how to tell the time accurately is a very important skill.

The children have been using the language including ‘past’ and ‘to’ when telling the time and have been using Roman numerals on clock faces when answering questions which has helped practise fluency, reasoning, and problem-solving questions.

On a standard analogue clock face, there are 12 hourly increments. These are sometimes represented by Roman numerals.

Roman numerals up to VII represent the hours in a day.

Once children have mastered how to tell the time to the nearest minute, they can progress to telling the time past the hour.

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Computing – Programming with Scratch

Our online computing students have been learning about algorithms and programming using scratch.

The children have been focusing on how to use the program to create, move and size characters and then how to sequence instructions including the use of a repeat command.

Using Scratch, the children are learning to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively using the computer.

The students have also been using Code.org and have been presented with additional home learning resources to develop their computer skills at home.

 

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Properties of shapes

Our online students have been learning all about the different properties of shapes.

The students got to learn that a corner on a 2D shape is called a ‘vertex’ and the plural is ‘vertices’.

In the first task, they counted the vertices on various familiar 2D shapes.

In the second task, children got to spot the odd one out in groups of shapes by looking at the different numbers of vertices the shapes have.

Questions were given to the students to encourage reasoning and discussion.

These helped strengthen children’s abilities with describing the properties of shapes.

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Is the moon a planet?

Our home-schooled students have been exploring what they know about the moon and whether they think the moon is a planet.

A planet is a sphere made of rocky material or gas that orbits the sun.

A moon, on the other hand, is a sphere of rocky material that orbits a planet, just like our moon orbits Earth.

Students took part in a fun creative activity looking at the names of the planets in our solar system.
The oral activity gave the opportunity for students to recall the properties of a planet and list them in their books.

Visuals were included of planets as part of class discussion to connect properties of the planets and then compare them to the moon.

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Narrative Nonfiction Writing

Our home-schooled children have been looking at narrative nonfiction texts to help structure a story and look at key features to include.

The students looked at examples of narrative structure which helped to work towards their narrative writing task.

Some of the elements included looking at and discussing the following:

  • Developed characters.
  • Engaging dialogue, written as in a novel, as opposed to direct quotations.
  • A story using scenes that follow a narrative.
  • Use of literacy devices such as imagery, symbolism, and metaphors.

By looking at the above elements the students were able to explore the purpose and importance of structure within narratives.

 

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CEREMONY SUCCESS | TUITION CLUB NOW CLOSED FOR FEBRUARY HALF-TERM!

On Friday afternoon we came to the end of another half-term at Tuition Club Online and to celebrate the achievements of our online students, we held a ceremony.

During the online assembly, we shared the wonderful work that our online students had completed with parents and tutors.

The students had the opportunity to see the achievements made by different age groups.

We had a few student performances ranging from presenting a descriptive story, explanation of topic-based work, and showcasing some Geography/Science experiments.

Students were rewarded for their exceptional efforts and were presented with certificates and gifts.

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Arabic Pronoun Tree Poster

Recently our Arabic Language students have been learning about pronouns during their Arabic sessions.

There are two types of pronouns in Arabic, one is the Attached Pronoun, and the other is Detach Pronoun.

Usually, pronouns take the place of a noun and function as a subject of the sentence.

The students have designed their own posters to help them remember and learn these pronouns.

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How to Make a Volcano Experiment!

Volcanic eruptions are one of the most powerful natural forces on our planet.

In Geography the children were set a project to make their own miniature erupting volcano to help start learning about these incredible geological features.

Using everyday kitchen items, the students were able to use paper-mâché and cardboard to create the model volcano.

A chemical reaction between vinegar and baking soda creates a gas called carbon dioxide.

Carbon dioxide is the same type of gas used to make the carbonation in sodas.

If you shake up a soda the gas gets very excited and tries to spread out.

There is not enough room in the bottle for the gas to spread out, so it leaves through the opening very quickly, causing an eruption!

A full explanation was provided to the students and they were able to perform this volcano experiment and enjoyed the learning experience with family at home.

 

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Understanding Glacial Earthquakes!

Our age 8-9 homeschooled children have been investigating the causes of earthquakes during their recent science sessions.

Some of the most spectacular features on our planet from the Himalaya Mountains to the Pacific and Atlantic oceans have been created in association with earthquakes.

Earthquakes are caused by motions in the Earth’s plates. While earthquakes can be destructive, they are also an expression of the dynamic forces within Earth that shape the planet on which we live.

The children were given a hands-on activity to complete at home.

This involved investigating the effect of glacial movement on landforms.

The children used sandy ice cubes as a model of a glacier which had pieces of rock in its ice.

Once they completed the activity, they recorded the results and gave a description of what they discovered.

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